“Star Wars” Stormtroopers Are Enforcing Safety Measures As Part Of Disney Springs' Reopening

Kelly Allen

From Delish

While Walt Disney World itself plans to start a phased reopening July 11, the resort’s shopping district Disney Springs began operating again on May 20. In a classic Disney fashion, the new safety rules tied to the reopening–wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and undergoing temperature checks–are being enforced by some of the company's widely beloved characters: stormtroopers from Star Wars.

In a video Attractions Magazine shared on YouTube, two stormtroopers are shown patrolling people from a balcony. They take part in some witty banter and tell people to keep moving. They also advise visitors to avoid congregating in the area and encourage physical distancing by directing orders at each other. One stormtrooper tells the other to stay in its sector with a hand motion, which you can conclude means at least six feet away.

The stormtroopers compliment people wearing face coverings, too. "Some nice face coverings down there,” one stormtrooper says in the video. “Probably nicer than these helmets.”

They have more fun with it when one stormtrooper says, "Hey, you! With the face covering!" and the other points out that everyone is wearing a face covering. To that, the stormtrooper says, "Well, we made them all look!"

This may be a first glimpse at how Disney plans to tap its characters to help make new safety measures more fun for kids and adults alike.

You can find out more about Walt Disney World's plans to reopen in July here.

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